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Teen Choice wins for One Direction, ‘Furious 7’

/ 12:01 AM August 19, 2015

NEW YORK—The 17th Teen Choice Awards threw its full support behind the hit series “Empire,” honored late “Furious 7” star Paul Walker, and paid homage to a respected elder: Britney Spears.

The two-hour teen celebration was broadcast live Sunday night at the Galen Center in Los Angeles.

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“Furious 7,” one of the year’s big-screen hits, was one of the night’s top winners—best action movie and best actor for the late Paul Walker.

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The Teen Choice Awards spread awards across movies, music, TV, fashion, sports and digital media, celebrating the favorites of one of media’s most powerful demographics.

As a pop star, Spears was a regular at the Teen Choice Awards, collecting the trademark surfboard trophies many times over the years, including one for its version of lifetime achievement award in 2009. On Sunday, Spears, her blonde hair partially dyed blue and purple, was honored for being a style icon.

The new reigning powerhouse, British boy band One Direction, landed eight awards, bringing their “lifetime” total to 23.

The hip-hop drama “Empire” won as breakout TV show, while Ellen DeGeneres won for best comedian.

Several awards went to “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” including best actor in a sci-fi or fantasy film for Josh Hutcherson. AP

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